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Poster: GDJoe Date: Jun 22, 2010 2:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite cover tunes the boys played? Please Help

Sorry everyone. That was my first time trying to use hyper links. I am severely disappointed that they don't link right. What the EFF! Any tips on what I did wrong would be much appreciated.

Thanks to all you out there who truly know what good music is.

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Poster: vapors Date: Jun 22, 2010 4:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite cover tunes the boys played? Please Help

I usually type up my posts in Word, which has the advantage of spelling and thesaurus help, in addition to enabling me to keep the forum window open for reference when replying to a thread. My method when inserting a link – I open the show page of the version I wish to use, highlight the entire address bar, copy and paste it into my document. Then hit return and the link will be ready to go.

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Poster: Daddy D Date: Jun 22, 2010 3:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite cover tunes the boys played? Please Help

Well, technically-speaking, wouldn't "Morning Dew" be considered a cover tune? If so, that def. gets my vote.

If not, I'll go with Visions of Johanna.

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Poster: TOOTMO Date: Jun 22, 2010 7:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite cover tunes the boys played? Please Help

DD,
I'm with you: DEW and then VISIONS.
Good call.

TOOTMO

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Poster: AltheaRose Date: Jun 22, 2010 3:22pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Favorite cover tunes the boys played? Please Help

I'd differentiate between covers of songs that are either traditional (blues, folk, etc) or could be thought of as Americana (Johnny Cash, etc), and covers of rock songs clearly identified with other artists (Beatles, Traffic, Who, etc.)

To me, the first type of cover is a matter of working in the same tradition as musicians through the ages. Whether it's Morning Dew or Iko Iko or Mama Tried, it really becomes their own, and is very much absorbed into the Dead universe.

But with the popular rock songs, I can never shake the sense of it being a bit of a novelty song for the boys. They just don't end up "owning" it. Same with Dylan. It may be awfully darned good, but it always feels like the Dead doing Dylan.